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N a m e D a t e P e r i o d _________________________________ _________________ __________ CAUSES OF WORLD WAR I M.A.I.N. CAUSES M . A . I . N. ilitarism - building up armed forces, getting ready for war. lliances - agreements or promises to defend and help another country mperialism - trying to build up an Empire. ationalism - having pride in your country, willing to defend it. Using the terms from the M.A.I.N. causes above, (militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism) answer the following questions: 1. The nations of Europe believed that to be truly great, they needed to have a powerful military. This is called ____________________________________. 2. The nations of Europe competed fiercely for colonies in Africa and Asia. The quest for colonies sometimes pushed European nations to the brink of war. This is called __________________________________. 3. As European countries continued to compete for overseas empires, their sense of rivalry and mistrust of one another deepened. ______________________ caused friction between the countries of Europe. 4. Countries in Europe were very proud of themselves, and believed all other nations should be ran like theirs.

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